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ESPN The Magazine: Body Shot

An up close and personal, visual look at the elite athlete's body

Updated: April 7, 2011, 1:14 PM ET

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Other riders keep a looser grip to give themselves more balance on the bull. I wasn't taught to do that growing up in São Paulo, so I rely more on strength. I hardly lift any weights because I don't want to be too tight. Strong arms have been passed through generations in my family.

-- Guilherme Marchi, Professional bull rider

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